Duggar Family Statement Regarding TLC’s Announcement

by | Jul 16, 2015 | 3 comments

Today, TLC announced that they will not be filming new episodes of 19 Kids and Counting.

Years ago, when we were asked to film our first one hour documentary about the logistics of raising 14 children, we felt that it was an opportunity to share with the world that children are a blessing and a gift from God.

We are so thankful for our film crew that has shown up at our house for over a decade. They have become like family to us. They have invested their time and energy into our lives and have been so loving and patient. We love and appreciate them so much!

Over the last several years people have said to us, “We love your show!” We have always responded, “It’s not a show, it’s our lives!” Our desire in opening our home to the world is to share Bible principles that are the answers for life’s problems.

With God’s grace and help Josh, our daughters and our entire family overcame a terrible situation, found healing and a way forward. We are so pleased with the wonderful adults they have all become.

It is our prayer that the painful situation our family went through many years ago can point people toward faith in God and help others who also have lived through similar dark situations to find help, hope and healing, as well.

We appreciate the love, support, prayers and kindness extended to us by many of you. You have deeply touched our hearts and encouraged us, during this time.

God’s faithfulness and goodness to us, along with His abundant grace have given us strength and joy even in the most difficult days.

We have committed to Him that in all things—difficulties or success, good times or bad—we will purpose to bring Him honor by staying true to our faith and our family.

We look forward to working with TLC on this upcoming special documentary and hope that it is an encouragement to many.

We know Who holds the future and are confident that He will work all things together for good.

We love each of you and look forward to unfolding the future with peace and joy.

With Gratefulness,

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar family

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  1. Sandra Brown

    I always enjoyed your documentary episodes when they were on don’t worry about what the public says .

  2. Katelyn Keith

    Dear Duggars, I just want you to know that my mom and I have been watching your show for many years and are sad to see it go. My prayer is for you all to continue to lean and look to God throughout everything. God bless you all. I am saying special prayers for Anna right now. Anna, I’m so proud of you and how you’re handling everything. You are a true child of Christ. From my family to yours– we love you all. God bless. 🙂 Katelyn

  3. Darla

    You did a fine job and accomplished your goal. Well done. You have helped me learn a gracious and loving way way of speaking to my children. Thank You:).


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